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Snowpiercer - Radius TWC/Anchor Bay - Blu-ray and DVD Director: Bong Joon-ho Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell, John Hurt,Tilda Swinton. Full cast + crew 2014 has been a banner year for science fiction, and yet there's one movie that still stands apart from the crowd: Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, about a revolt on a train full of the last people on Earth that continually circles the globe lest it freeze to death and the human race dies. It's precisely the kind of weird, subversive, high-concept sci-fi that's so hard to find these days, because it takes a somewhat wacky premise and commits to it without over explaining itself or waiting for the audience to catch up. Chris Evans is just fantastic, turning his Captain America...
- Peter Hall
After no shortage of buzz, and concerns about the edit released in North America (we got the version director Bong Joon-ho intended, fyi), "Snowpiercer" finally made its ways to cinemas and VOD earlier this year, where it was a solid success. But if you missed it playing where you live, or you didn't get a chance to order it up, we've got a great package for those eager to see the film or ready to watch it all over again. To recap, the star-studded movie features Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and many more in an apocalyptic tale of the last survivors of humanity whirling through an Earth ravaged by cold on the titular train. But all is not kosher on board, and a revolution brews with the lower classes at the back of the train who look to right the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
While fans still have a few more weeks before Hercules debuts on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, starting November 4, this action-adventure will be available on Digital HD October 21. We have an exclusive preview that takes fans behind-the-scenes with director Brett Ratner and star Aksel Hennie.
Aksel Hennie plays Tydeus, one of the deadly mercenaries in Hercules' group, who brandishes a pair of deadly axes as his primary weapons. This video is part of the "Weapons" featurette on the Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray, where we see footage of Aksel Hennie's Tydeus in action, using these twin blades to take out any enemy he sees in front of him.
We also hear from an unidentified crew member, who reveals that they came up with a device allowing Aksel Hennie to hang these weapons on his belt for easy access, and that the actor was rarely seen without the metal weapons on set. »
Snowpiercer will be available on Blu-ray and DVD October 21, 2014. Visionary director Bong Joon Ho’s “enormously ambitious and visually stunning,” (Scott Foundas, Variety) film has been widely praised as “a superb masterpiece of science fiction” (MTV).
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Other winners include The Tribe, a documentary about Syria and Catch Me Daddy actress Sameena Jabeen Ahmed.
It saw off competition from the likes of Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy, François Ozon’s The New Girlfriend and Julius Avery’s Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor (click here for full list).
Leviathan tells the tragic tale of conflict between an individual and a corrupt system in a small Russian town.
It marks the fourth feature from Zvyagintsev and is Russia’s submission for the Best Foreign-Language Oscar. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where many expected it to win the Palme d’Or, instead winning Best Screenplay.
It will be released in the UK by Curzon.
The award was announced at a glitzy ceremony held in London’s Banqueting Hall, Whitehall, and hosted »
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British director Stephen Frears is to receive a BFI Fellowship on Oct 18, ahead of the close of the 58th BFI London Film Festival.
The BFI Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television and is the highest honour bestowed by the organisation.
BFI chairman Greg Dyke described Frears as one of the UK’s most important directors.
“Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen has produced a body of work which never fails to surprise – from sweeping costume drama to powerful social realism, his films strike a perfect balance between drama, humour and pathos helping to make them a hit with audiences and critics alike,” added Dyke.
Frears said he was “thrilled” to be receiving the honour. “I’ve spent much of my life in the cinema and quite a lot of it at »
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The British Film Institute is to fete Stephen Frears with its Fellowship, the highest honor the organization can bestow.
The award will be given during the closing ceremony of the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 18. The Fellowship is awarded to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to film or television.
BFI chairman Greg Dyke said: “Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen has produced a body of work which never fails to surprise — from sweeping costume drama to powerful social realism, his films strike a perfect balance between drama, humor and pathos helping to make them a hit with audiences and critics alike. He is one of the U.K.’s most important directors and we are delighted to honor him.”
Frears said: “I’ve spent much of my life in the cinema and quite a lot of it at BFI Southbank. I am thrilled by this Fellowship.”
Frears made his name in TV drama, »
- Leo Barraclough
With the highly-anticipated video game Alien: Isolation arriving tomorrow, October 7, Sega and The Creative Assembly have released a final launch trailer that offers new gameplay footage and takes fans deeper inside this terrifying world.
The game focuses on Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Sigourney Weaver's iconic character Ellen Ripley from the Alien movie franchise, who goes on a quest to find out the truth behind her mother's disappearance. Amanda boards a space station that holds the black box of her mother's ship, the Nostromo.
We also reported in July that the game will include two bonus missions that will feature Alien stars Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker) voicing their characters from original 1979 thriller.
Check out the latest footage from this highly-anticipated video game before you can pick it up and play it for yourself starting on »
The story of the Hellboy movie franchise is an unusual one, to say the least. A comic book superhero, created by writer-artist Mike Mignola, the character was adapted for film by writer-director Guillermo del Toro as 2004’s Hellboy, with Ron Perlman in the title role. The movie was well-received, and a sequel followed in 2008 with Hellboy II: The Golden Army. It, too, was well-received but, bucking the trend of endless franchise instalments, everything fell quiet. The idea of Hellboy 3 seemed to grow more and more unlikely. Now, however, Jeffrey Tambor – who plays a prominent supporting role in the Hellboy franchise – has just hinted that a third chapter may finally on the way after all.
For the uninitiated, Hellboy is a demon summoned from Hell to Earth as an infant in 1944 by Nazi occultists (led by Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin) seeking a paranormal advantage in the final days of World War II. »
- Sarah Myles
From filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and showrunner Carlton Cuse, The Strain was one of the most entertaining shows of the summer, telling the story of an epic battle for survival between man and vampire. When Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control in New York City, and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak that is eerily similar to an ancient and evil strain of vampirism, they quickly realize that they are waging war for the fate of humanity itself. The show also stars David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Kevin Durand, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown and Jack Kesy. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor David Bradley (who plays Abraham Setrakian, a man of few words who never leaves home without an arsenal and a bad-ass sword that’s perfect for vampire beheadings) talked »
- Christina Radish
With so many TV shows being cancelled after a season or two, it’s perhaps not surprising that those that keep going long enough to reach a significant milestone often want to mark the occasion in some way. Such celebratory episodes usually feature plenty of nods, in-jokes and references to past episodes and characters (frequently involving special guest stars from the show’s past returning in some form) and tend to be either light, sometimes metafictional comedy episodes, or extremely dramatic game-changers following which the show may never be the same again. If you’re not crying with laughter, you’ll probably be weeping at the emotional trauma inflicted by the story.
With Supernatural’s 200th episode coming up (fans have been promised a meta episode, brought to you by the show »
(This review pertains to the British Blu-ray release by Network)
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A mysterious Englishman with mystical powers, a sexy wife, a game of cricket and an insane asylum. In different hands these elements could have been combined to make an Amicus portmanteau film in the style of Tales From the Crypt or Asylum. In the hands of I, Claudius author Robert Graves and Palme d'Or-winning Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski it becomes a strange, hypnotic and fragmented tale that unsettles and confuses in equal measure.
Alan Bates, who could give Richard Burton a run for his money in the "brooding intensity" stakes, plays Crossley, a disheveled yet charismatic wanderer who bursts uninvited into the lives of Anthony and Rachel with devastating consequences. Anthony (John Hurt) is a Radiophonic Workshop-style musician who spends most of his time recording unusual noises and manipulating tape decks. »
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The Last Panthers originated as an idea from French journalist Jerome Pierrat and the screenplay has been written by Jack Thorne, whose film and TV credits include Skins, This is England, A Long Way Down, Glue and The Fades.
Filming will start on 27th October with the four key shooting locations in London, Marseille, Belgrade and Montenegro.
Worldwide distribution is being handled by StudioCanal-owned Tandem and BSkyB’s international division, Sky Vision »
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London – Samantha Morton, John Hurt and Tahar Rahim will topline the cast of six-part crime drama “The Last Panthers,” which has been greenlit by U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB and French counterpart Canal Plus.
The series opens with a diamond heist before plunging into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and crooked moneymen — “banksters” — now rules.
Morton plays Naomi, a British loss adjustor charged with recovering the stolen diamonds whatever the cost, while Hurt is Tom, her nefarious boss. Also in pursuit is a French-Algerian policeman Khalil, played by Rahim.
The series is produced by Peter Carlton of Warp Films, and Caroline Benjo and Jimmy Desmarais of Haut et Court. It is based on an idea by French journalist Jerome Pierrat, and the screenplay is from Jack Thorne (“Skins”).
- Leo Barraclough
Sky Atlantic will team up with Canal+ for the series, which focuses around the pursuit of stolen goods following a diamond heist.
Morton plays a determined loss adjustor, while Hurt stars as her disreputable boss.
Rahim plays a French-Algerian policeman also in pursuit of the diamonds.
"It has all the ingredients to ensure our customers will love it and it will flourish on the channel - on and off screen world-class talent combined with a gripping and thought provoking story.
Vivendi's CanalPlus and BSkyB's Sky Atlantic are teaming up on a new series, The Last Panthers, starring John Hurt, Tahar Rahim and Samantha Morton. The heist thriller will tell the story of the infamous Pink Panthers gang, which is responsible for high-profile jewel heists all over the world and previously also got the movie treatment. The gang is suspected to have been behind a big jewelry heist during the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Based on an idea from journalist Jerome Pierrat, Panthers will be written by Skins scribe Jack Thorne and directed by Johan Renck, who has directed
- Rhonda Richford
Based on an idea from journalist Jerome Pierrat, the story is inspired by the infamous Pink Panthers gang, a group responsible for high-profile jewel heists all over the world. The group is suspected to be behind a major heist during the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
Jack Thorne ("Skins") will pen the six-episode series which opens with a diamond heist and follows the goods as they move throughout Europe. We see the story unfold from different perspectives including government officials and war criminals along with people from the worlds of organized crime and high finance.
Morton plays an insurance expert, Hurt her boss, and Rahim a French-Algerian policeman who are all on the hunt for the missing jewels.
- Garth Franklin
Earlier this month, Alien: Isolation launched a new video series entitled How Will You Survive, that explores the challenges players will face in the upcoming game. Today, they launch an extended TV trailer that continues to shows how this deadly Alien is as it stalks the members of a space station.
Check out this chilling look at Alien: Isolation as Amanda Ripley lands on the station that holds the Nostromo's black box, potentially the object that holds the secret to her missing mother's past. She quickly discovers that things are not as they seem. Underpowered, underprepared, will you, playing as Amanda, be ready to face the challenges of Alien: Isolation. Watch the latest footage, which pulls you directly into the game itself:
Remember before Keanu Reeves was a badass in The Matrix he was that doofus in a ’80s comedy about time travel that probably isn’t as good as you remember it? You know, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure! It was totally excellent and featured life lessons to live by like “Be Excellent to Each Other” and “Party On Dudes” as eloquently delivered by Abraham Lincoln in a high school auditorium. Yeah, it was totally excellent and probably ruined your ability to pronounce “Socrates” correctly.
The film was so popular that it also got a sequel and children’s cartoon, and now 23 years in the making, people are still talking about Bill & Ted 3, even though George Carlin is dead and you’re not quite sure what happened to Alex Winter.
Now Winter has revealed additional plot details for the third film to Yahoo, saying the characters will be all-grown up and »
- Brian Welk
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Your usual review would look at the pros and cons but in this case it’s all positive as the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition is truly stupendous and full of everything good that happened during the celebrations. Obviously, the first port of call for ‘gift ideas’ will be for Whovians everywhere and this is a fine 50th year collection of the world’s longest running Sci-Fi show from BBC Worldwide UK.
On four Blu-rays, you’ll find The Day of the Doctor, Matt Smith’s Farewell; The Time of the Doctor, the Series 7 finale; The Name of the Doctor, and the Eighth Doctor’s (Paul McGann) exciting, and surprising regeneration into John Hurt’s War Doctor »
- Dan Bullock
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